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Nearly 30% of iFood restaurants in Brazil are “ghost kitchens” – study

By Julia Moióli

Approximately one-third of the restaurants listed on iFood, the food delivery app most used by Brazilians, are 'dark kitchens', according to an unprecedented study in the country - and one of the few ever conducted in the world - on the exclusive kitchens for delivery, which gained momentum during the covid-19 pandemic.

Besides the absence of on-site consumption facilities, these establishments have other characteristics: they are located in areas more distant from urban centers, sell especially Brazilian food, snacks, and desserts, and are cheaper than conventional restaurants.

Researchers from the State University of Campinas (Unicamp . . .

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